Clinical Podcast: Inspiration for Personal and Professional Growth with Dr. Amy Pakula

This week, on the EIM Clinical Podcast, John and Jeff are joined by Dr. Amy Pakula, private practice owner in Bozeman, MT.  Amy has been an inspiration for Jeff’s personal and professional growth.  Amy is an incredible person with an amazing amount of drive, skill, and compassion in working with her patients.

Amy, Jeff, and John discuss a multitude…

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Inside Leadership Podcast: Get A Life Outside of Work…If You Want to Be Happy

Welcome back to the Inside Leadership Podcast with Daphne Scott!  Today, Daphne will be discussing that if you want to be happy in your work environment and with your work, overall, that you need to “get a life” outside of work. This is absolutely essential to your happiness and success in work.

Daphne shares statistics about what people say really…

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O Body Part, Where Art Thou? (Says the Brain) – Part III: Making Patients Think

The final blog in this 3-part series introduces Graded Motor Imagery (GMI) and its role in treating pain and movement dysfunctions.  The introduction is used to help create a focus on a key principle of GMI: making patients think. Engaging a patient’s mind during daily clinical practice can be challenging, but in doing so there may be a…

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The Mind Has It

I went to PT school way back in the Dark Ages, when everything was extremely heavily pathoanatomically based and while we talked about the biopsychosocial model, no one was particularly clear on how to implement it. However, I think most of us are well aware of the advances we have seen in pain sciences and the impact of the –psycho…

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Practice Leadership Podcast: Mindfulness

This week, on the EIM Practice Leadership Podcast, Dr. Larry Benz discusses a little of his passion: social neuroscience and behavioral economics.  Those of you that know Larry know that he loves to learn and get additional degrees and certifications.  However, Larry is sharing something powerful that he learned NOT from any of his formal education.

Today, Larry talks about…

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Inside Leadership Podcast: The One Thing You Need to Do as a Leader

It’s the Inside Leadership Podcast with Daphne Scott!  Today, Daphne will be discussing the ONE thing you NEED to do as a leader.  Yes, it’s a bold statement, but it’s also essential in your leadership if you want to, not only attract those you lead, but also keep them and keep them happy.

Daphne says that in…

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Lazy Language is De-izing Our Profession

De-izes…. The first time I heard this combination of sounds was with the word “dehumanizes.”  Lazy language dehumanizes patients.  One example that I recall was Room 220, Bed 2. A few other examples include “the knee patient,” “the stroke patient,” “the gunshot wound.” Over time, the lazy language that dehumanized patients was replaced with words that put the patient…

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Clinical Podcast: Outcomes-Related Research with Dr. Chad Cook

This week, on the EIM Clinical Podcast, John and Jeff are joined by Dr. Chad Cook.  Chad is the Director of Duke University’s DPT program as well as a clinical trialist and well-known researcher, specifically, outcomes-related research and, most recently, health services research.

Chad shares his perspective on the research he’s conducted and papers he’s…

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Inside Leadership Podcast: You Need More Quiet to Lead Well

It’s the Inside Leadership Podcast with Daphne Scott!  Today, Daphne will be discussing the idea of acquiring more quiet in our lives, why we need it, and the obstacles to doing it.  The benefits to having more quiet in our lives are numerous.  For example, we know that more quiet restores and renews the nervous system.  A 2006 study…

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